• Floods kill 60 in India, damage crops
    MUMBAI, October 15 (Reuters): Floods brought by heavy rains and overflowing rivers across large swathes of western and southern India have killed at least 60 people since Wednesday and damaged rice, cotton and other crops worth billions of rupees, officials said. The worst affected state was Telangana, where excessive unseasonal rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday flooded its capital Hyderabad, home to major companies and startups such as Microsoft, Accenture, Amazon and TCS
  • South Sudan families displaced by fighting forced out again by floods
    LANYARIS, South Sudan, October 10 (Reuters): By the time the waters started rising, ethnic violence had already forced South Sudanese mother Vorgol Poulo, her husband, and their seven children to flee their home twice this year. They were desperate to stay home when the rains began in July but ten days of heavy rainfall destroyed most of their possessions, forcing them out for a third time. "The cows are sick. We have lost so many, we don't know the number," sa
  • Assam flood situation improves further, 1.35 lakh still hit
    Guwahati, October 4 (IANS): Assam has seen a significant improvement in its flood situation in the past one week, though 1.35 lakh people in 315 villages of three districts are still affected, officials said on Sunday. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said that 98,427 people in Nagaon, 29,422 in Morigaon and 7,225 people in Goalpara districts are still affected. The ASDMA said that in the ongoing third wave of floods, besides the low-lying areas, around
  • Floods kill 23 in Pakistan financial hub amid house collapses, power cuts
    KARACHI, Pakistan, Augut 28 (Reuters): Pakistan's flooded financial capital of Karachi was plunged into chaos on Friday with power cuts, streets under water and cellphone outages caused by heavy rain as authorities said at least 23 people had been killed in downpours the previous day. Record torrential rainfall flooded major city streets and damaged homes and other buildings on Thursday, with more rain expected on Friday. "At least 23 people, including women and chi
  • China evacuates 100,000 as floods threaten heritage site
    SHANGHAI, August 19 (Reuters): Floods on the upper reaches of China's Yangtze river forced authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 people on Tuesday and threatened a 1,200-year-old world heritage site. Staff, police and volunteers used sandbags to try to protect the 71-metre (233-foot) Leshan Giant Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southwestern Sichuan province, as muddy flood water rose over its toes for the first time since 1949, state broadcaster CCTV report
  • South Korea floods, landslides kill 14
    SEOUL, August 4 (Reuters): Fourteen people were killed and more than 1,000 people forced from their homes as 42 consecutive days of rain - South Korea's longest monsoon in seven years - triggered floods and landslides, authorities said on Tuesday. Heavy rain, which has also battered China, Thailand, Myanmar and India in recent days, inundated farmland and flooded parts of major highways and bridges in the capital, Seoul. The victims included three New Zealanders from the
  • 5 more die as flood situation in Assam remains critical
    Guwahati, July 26 (PTI): The flood situation in Assam remained critical with five more persons losing their lives, while nearly 25 lakh people have been affected by the deluge in 23 districts, an official bulletin said on Sunday. Barpeta and Kokrajhar districts reported two deaths each and one fatality was reported from Morigaon district, according to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). With this, the total number of people losing thei
  • Amit Shah dials Meghalaya CM after flood ravages state
    NEW DELHI, JULY 21 (IANS): Faced with the raging flood situation in the North East India which has now affected Meghalaya as well, killing at least 5, Union Minister Amit Shah spoke to the state Chief Minister, on Tuesday. "Loss of lives due to the floods in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya is very disturbing," Shah said. He added that he has spoken to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to assure him "all possible help" from the Central government. "Nation stands
  • PM speaks to Assam CM over flood situation
    NEW DELHI, JULY 19 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured all support to Assam in dealing with the flood havoc, which has claimed 81 lives so far this year. Discussing the flood situation with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over the phone, Modi also enquired about the Covid-19 scenario and the ongoing efforts to douse the raging blaze at the Oil India’s Baghjan gas well. “Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji took stock of the contemporary situa
  • Landslide in China's Hubei buries nine after heaviest rain in years
    BEIJING, July 8 (Reuters): A landslide buried nine people on Wednesday in China's Hubei province, the People's Daily newspaper reported, after some of the heaviest rain in decades brought floods that have killed more than 100 people.   The landslide occured in Huangmei County in the early hours and efforts were being made to rescue the people, the newspaper said.   From June 1 to July 7, accumulated rainfall in the regions of Hubei, Anhui, Zhejiang an
  • Rain, flood hamper Assam oil well fire dousing, capping efforts
    Guwahati, June 29 (IANS): Heavy rain and subsequent flood continued to hinder operations to put out the fire and cap a leaking oil well in eastern Assam's Baghjan, officials said on Monday. Natural gas from Oil India Limited's (OIL) oil well had begun leaking more than a month ago whereas it caught fire three weeks ago. Since then, efforts are on to cap the well. OIL officials said that heavy rain in nearly a week in Baghjan in Tinsukia district had inundated the area
  • 30,700 people of 5 Assam districts affected by flood
    Guwahati, May 25 (PTI): Over 30,700 people in five districts of Assam were affected by flood that displaced nearly 9,000 people in Goalpara district and damaged standing crops, according to an official report said on Monday. A total of 127 villages in Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Darrang and Goalpara districts were submerged while 579 hectares of crop area is now under flood water, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin here. Members of the national and s